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Recoverable damages and how to prove them

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2022 | Injuries |

Your personal injury lawsuit is about finding accountability and recovering the compensation that you need for your medical treatment and overall stability. Although that may seem straightforward, a lot of people who enter the legal arena end up having a lot of questions about what they can recover from their claim and how they can go about proving their damages.

What you can recover

If you succeed on your claim, then you might be able to recover compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are those that are financial in nature, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages that have already been incurred and are expected to incur.

Noneconomic losses, on the other hand, are those that affect your daily living. This would include pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

How do you prove your damages?

There are a lot of steps that you can take to prove your damages. You should make sure that you follow your doctor’s recommendations for treatment and secure all relevant medical records. Also, talk to your doctor about your prognosis and your need for future treatment. You’ll also benefit from gathering your employment records, including pay stubs.

For noneconomic damages, it’s helpful to keep a journal of how your injuries have affected your life. This may include limiting your ability to play with your children, care for your spouse, and engage in the activities that you love.

Presenting your case for damages

Presenting your argument for damages is going to include a lot of moving parts. This will probably entail calling witnesses who can speak to your damages and submitting documentary evidence as proof of the extent of your damages.

Dealing with these matters can be stressful and complicated, though, which is why you may benefit from having an experienced legal professional by your side. If you’re looking for someone who is ready to fight for the outcome that is best for you, then please consider reaching out to our firm.